The performance featured Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Lil Jon and more.
From outfit changes to dancers and a marching band, Usher pulled out all the stops to deliver an impressive performance at the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show.
The singer took the stage at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday to perform a slew of his hit songs from over three decades of his career, including “Caught Up,” “Love in This Club,” “Burn” and more Again.
Also joining the R&B legend on stage was Alicia Keys, who wore a stunning red jumpsuit. Seated at the piano, Keys began her set singing “If I Ain’t Got You” before moving on to her and her 2004 single “My Boo,” which won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or a group with vocals. .
HER also appeared on stage with a guitar solo before Usher got back on skates to perform “OMG.”
While singing his 2001 single “U Got It Bad,” Usher took off his shirt, sparking an exciting reaction from the audience.
A few artists who have collaborated with Usher in the past also made surprise appearances, including Lil Jon, Ludacris and will.i.am.
In September, the National Football League, Apple Music and Roc Nation announced that Usher would headline the halftime show, posting videos on X, formerly known as Twitter, of stars including Deion Sanders, Kim Kardashian and Usher himself breaking the big news to a young Usher in his iconic “Confessions Part II” music video.
Ahead of his halftime show, Apple Music teased his performance with a short film titled “Where’s Usher?” which features an all-star cast including Lil Jon, Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris, Tim Cook and more. Fourteen songs also made it into the film, teasing the music it would play at the Super Bowl.
Speaking to Good Morning America in an interview that aired earlier this month, Usher explained how the halftime show would be another page in the legacy.
“I didn’t start from where I am now,” he explained. “And I didn’t get there alone. So everyone who was a part of it, I carry them with me, all my fans, my loved ones, the people who, you know, maybe felt like they were forgotten, but that’s not the case.
“I’ll carry you with me when I go on stage that night,” he said.
The “Good Good” singer also recently added new dates to his just-announced Past Present Future tour.
Due to “incredible fan demand,” the Grammy winner announced he will make 17 additional stops during his North American tour, which begins this fall, according to a press release.
During the tour, Usher will perform songs from his 30-year career as well as new material from his ninth studio album, “Coming Home,” released February 9.